PROPOSED HINDU COLLEGE & SRI JEGANATHAR...
PROPOSED HINDU COLLEGE
SRI JEGANATHAR ASHRAM
Reclamation of Hinduism
Lack of religious education is one of the factors that affect every aspects of life of the Hindu community. Many primitive practices like animal sacrifice, black magic, worship of spirits etc., are still in vogue. Those who are ignorant of the teachings of Hinduism, often fall prey to manipulation by impostors in the garb of holy men. The socially and economically underprivileged Hindus also are often 'converted' to other religions, either through promise of love or cash. Often families are broken, leaving the teenagers as a burden to the society. Therefore, religious education is the crying need of the Hindus.
The Hindu youths need exposure to the glorious heritage of Hinduism. With pride in our rich past heritage and trained at the same time in modern scientific thought, our youth should begin to investigate why our community as a whole is unable to attain to and retain the zenith of excellence in the arts and sciences and various other fields of knowledge that it had reached in the past, and how it can reclaim its past glory.
The idea to construct a Hindu College in Malaysia was conceived by MHS a decade ago. Back in the 1990's, a land belonging to the Jeganathar Ashram in Tapah, Perak was donated to MHS. In 2006, MHS initiated the construction of Hindu College on this rural land. Facing many hurdles to obtain vacant possession from the several trespassers and to convert the land from agricultural land to religious use has taken up almost a decade. Now, the land is ready for the construction of the Hindu College.
To conduct training for religious teachers, Othuvars and temple administrators; and to provide basic Hinduism knowledge with the objective of promoting spiritual growth among Malaysian Hindus.
To become the premier Hindu educational institution in Malaysia.
Ø To offer certificates and Diploma courses in Hinduism and allied subjects.
Ø To train the trainers and teachers of Hinduism and allied subjects.
Ø To train Thirumurai Othuvars and Thirumurai teachers.
Ø To be a resource centre for Hinduism and allied subjects.
The Target Group
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The Estimated Project Cost
Phase 1 - Building and Construction
Building an educational institution is a monumental task. Other than buildings and infrastructures, well-structured course modules, qualified teachers, teaching aids, an efficient administration and many more are required. The estimated cost for setting up the faculties and other operational costs requires another RM10 million.
THE WAY FORWARD
Hinduism has a great deal to contribute towards the spiritual health of the modern world. Its inherent pluralistic teachings offer the best resolution to how people of different religions can co-exist peacefully in a multi-faith society. Hinduism even allows for spirituality to be explored in non-religious modes, making teachings relevant and interesting for the youth of today.
The establishment of the Hindu College in Tapah, Perak will set a milestone in the reclamation of Hinduism in South East Asia. It will be our good fortune if this can be realised within the next three years.
Malaysia Hindu Sangam seeks the goodwill, blessings and generous donations from the Hindu community to bring the Hindu College into operation. If you care for our religion, then, this is the time to show it with your generous support.
'Never mind if your contribution is only a mite, your help only a little; blades of grass united into a rope will hold in confinement the maddest of elephants...'